Give your home a festive makeover with these enchanting star lanterns, inspired by Disney’s Christmas ad

Courtesy of Walt Disney

Disney’s Christmas Christmas ad is inspired by the themes of traditions and family togetherness in a year that has upended both. Exploring the relationship between a grandmother and her granddaughter, the animation tugged at heartstrings among Filipinos online. 

One memorable moment from the three-minute video is when the lola hangs the finished parol, a star-shaped lantern unique to the Philippines, in the window, which recalls some wonderful memories for many people. 

To celebrate the theme of festive family traditions, Disney has posted a short tutorial on how you can make your own parol

You will need:

—10 Pllieay bamboo sticks

—10 rubber bands

—5 dowels


—Glue stick


—A pair of scissors

—Colored paper

—Cool glue gun

  1. Tie two sticks together with a rubber band. Repeat this step two more times. Connect the end to create a star shape with a rubber band. 
  2. Weave a stick to create the top of the star, and then connect the ends. Using a cool glue gun, secure where the sticks meet. Repeat for all five five intersections. Create another star.
  3. Glue dowels onto the intersections of one star. Glue the top of the dowels and attach the remaining star. And then tie all the points.
  4. Using a glue stick, glue around the middle section. Add your colored paper and trim it with scissors.
  5. Repeat these steps on the other side, leaving a hole in the middle. Don’t forget the sides!
  6. Next, scrunch up small squares of colored paper and stick to all points using a cool gun. To finish, add a battery-powered light.

Source: Manila Bulletin (